Multi Talented Actor, Producer, TV/radio host and fight choreographer Dainy Zaino Makes his Mark in Show Biz

Born August 2, 1960 Danny Zaino, originally from Long Island New York, is a noted actor, producer, TV / radio host and hand to hand combat fight choreographer for the motion picture and television industries. He is an instructor at the Famous Kahana Stunt & Film School located in Groveland, Florida. He is the owner and operator of his own production company Living The Dream Productions which produces the digital media publicity & promotions company MASBTV NETWORK home to Martial Arts Show Biz TV, Martial Arts Entertainment Radio, and Martial Arts Entertainment Magazine. His latest accomplishments include “The Road To Hollywood” MASBTV 7 Show News Season filmed in Los Angeles / Hollywood, and San Fransisco, California, New York, New Jersey, Georgia, and Florida; “Hard Core Cooking” with Danny Zaino where the audience will learn to cook traditional Italian and American dishes to include slap stick comedy routines with plenty of action and stunts; and the making of the documentary film “Born To Compete” – The Zaino’s, which is an epic 10 year project in the making, still in the pre-production phase to include a book which will be released to the public first by MASBTV Hollywood Publications.

Danny Zaino

 

 His noteworthy Martial Arts background:

Danny Zaino is a professional martial artist with over four decades of dedication to the industry currently holding the rank of “Kudan” (9th degree Black Belt) and is the Founder of the American / Japanese & Okinawan GoJu-Ryu Karate & Kobudo Federation.  Excelling in sports throughout his school years to include wrestling, football, and baseball. Danny began his martial arts carrier in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in 1976 at the age of 15 with the local YMCA. Danny was a natural and gifted athlete and received the “Presidents Award” in High School for outstanding athleticism signed by President Nixon. Dabbling in the arts of Kang Do Kwon, Tae Kwon Do and GoJu-Ryu, Danny began serious training after high school when he joined the United States Army as a Military Police Officer in 1979. While stationed in Korea on the DMZ, he studied the art of Moo Do Kwon Tae Kwon Do. After a 12 month tour in Korea, he was transferred to Fort Bliss, Texas where he joined the United States Army Karate Team studying the art of Japanese GoJu-Ryu. During this time Danny competed and performed extensively on the international level. Upon completion of his Military service in 1982, Danny became a Florida Police Officer and earned the title of “Kumite (fighting) Champion” at the Florida Police Olympics in 1985. During his extensive martial arts career, Danny has produced over 50 plus Black Belts under his tutorage producing numerous State and World Champions to include martial arts actors. Among his many students Danny also taught his wife Theresa and three children Tony, Joey, and Dominique Zaino who are all accomplished martial artists and State / World Champions. From 2000 to 2008 he ran one of the top martial arts competitions and performance teams in the United States sponsored by Pepsi Americas called National Team Pepsi “Show Team” (now “Team Americas”) known for their unique and entertaining performances. Danny has been recognized by his peers numerous times and is the recipient of many Hall of Fame Awards to include: 1994 – 2007 – “Promoter of the Year” for his Battle of the Arts National Martial Arts Championships, 1997 – 1998 – “Outstanding Martial Arts Weaponry” for Innovative Weapon Design for his creation of the “Pure Warrior” Sports Tonfa for competition, 2002 – 2007 – “Coach of the Year” for his National Team Pepsi “Show Team”, 2006 – “Outstanding Show Team Award” National Team Pepsi “Show Team” awarded by famous martial arts actor YK Kim, 2009 – “Demo Team of the Year” Team Americas, 2012 – 2016 – “Outstanding Contribution in Publishing and Media Coverage” for his MASBTV NETWORK “Martial Arts Show Biz TV, Radio & Magazine”, and 2018 – “Goodwill Ambassador to the Martial Arts” for his years of dedication to the arts.

Martial Arts Champ Danny Zaino

Military:

Danny Zaino served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer from June 13, 1979 to June 12, 1982. He served on the DMZ in Korea from October 18, 1979 to October 14, 1980 during the time of the assassination of South Korean President Park Chung-hee, the Gwangju Uprising (Massacre), and the Iranian revolution. He is the recipient of the Korean Service Medal. After his tour in Korea Danny served at Fort Bliss, Texas where he was a member of the United States Army Karate Team performing numerous demonstrations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Mexico as a recruiting tool for the United States Military. Danny was honorably discharged and to this day is an advocate for the PTSD Program for traumatized combat Veterans and their families.

Among his many accomplishments, Danny also worked as a professional tile, marble and stone contractor by trade.

More info at:

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Iconic Actress Dawna Lee Heising Takes Hollywood By Storm

Iconic actress Dawna Lee Heising is making her mark in Hollywood. She has starred in over 60 feature films and has acted alongside legendary actors such as Tom Sizemore, Michael Madsen, Danny Trejo, Eric Roberts, Tommy Wiseau, Rebecca Knight, Nicolas Turturro, Lorenzo Lamas, Olivia Hussey, Coolio, Aki Aleong, Mel Novak and many others.

Awardee Dawna Lee Heising

This noted actress has been awarded by countless film festival internationally. She won Best Actress for her role as Barbie in Dustin Ferguson’s “Nemesis 5: The New Model” at the 2018 LANFA Film Festival; “Actress of the Year” at the 2018 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Awards, and Best Supporting Actress for Gregory Blair’s “Garden Party Massacre” at the 2018 Lucky Strike Film Festival. Additionally, she was named Best Host for “Eye on Entertainment on Amazon Prime” at the 2017 WIND International Film Festival, where “Eye on Entertainment” was also awarded Best Television Show.  She also won Best Actress for Jared Masters’ “Teacher’s Day” at the 2014 Mockfest Film Festival, and a 2013 EOTM Award for Outstanding Television Talk Show Host for “Eye on Entertainment”. She has also been honored with seven Best Ensemble Acting awards for Blair’s “Garden Party Massacre”. 

Actress Dawna Lee Heising

Dawna is trained in Tang Soo Do martial arts, kickboxing, ballet and pole dancing. This accomplished beauty queen is a former Miss Los Angeles Chinatown, Ms. World, Ms. Universe, Miss San Francisco Universe, Miss Orange County Universe, Miss California Hemisphere and Mrs. California United States, among many other titles.

Dawna Lee Heising and filmmaker Dustin Ferguson on the set of Robowoman. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

Dawna recently portrayed the inspiring role of Vivica Stevens (aka RoboWoman) in multi award-winning filmmaker Dustin Ferguson’s “RoboWoman.” Ferguson has announced that the RoboWoman franchise will be a trilogy, with RoboWoman 2 shooting in late 2019. Dawna also played the powerful role of Esmeralda, Lucifer’s wife, in William Lee’s “Black Mamba” and crazy, but hilarious, Melanie in Gregory Blair’s multi award-winning “Garden Party Massacre”.  She recently played Connie in Richard Rossi’s faith-based film “Canaan Land”, Medusa in Albert Pyun’s “Cyborg: Rise of the Flesh Eaters”, Winney Swinney in Adam Steigert’s “The Horrific Evil Monsters”, and Deana the Psychic in Ron Becks’ and Tina Le’s “Las Vegas Vietnam”, starring Eric Roberts, Branscombe Richmond, Lorenzo Lamas and Nicholas Turturro. “RoboWoman”, “Black Mamba” and “Dark Classics”, which features Dawna’s Lady Macbeth monologue, have all been accepted into the 2019 Action On International Film Festival.

Dawna with her cast and crew mates from Nemesis 5: The New Model. Photo courtesy of Bob Delgadillo

This busy working actress is portraying the character Skye in John Reign’s war film “Finding Purpose” from Polestar Productions. There are epic war scenes in this film, and Reign expanded her role as his ex-girlfriend as the shoot went on. “Finding Purpose” ended up being Dawna’s first love story!  She will be reprising her role of Skye in the upcoming big budget sequel from Polestar Studios. Dawna also performed the challenging Lady Macbeth’s Scene 5 monologue in Brian Barsuglia’s documentary “A Bard for the Ages:  Shakespeare’s Timeless Effect” with much passion and dedication.

Dawna accepting her Best Actress Award at the Lucky Strikes Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Steve Manivong Photography.

She is signed with Kevin C. Kellum’s Ascendent Talent Management, and will be playing a villain in his nationally broadcast “Vice Squad Los Angeles” television series. Academy award-winner Chris Tashima is a part of the “Vice Squad” franchise on the production end so the series is sure to be outstanding.  Dawna has been cast in the pivotal role of Lavender in a’Ali De Sousa’s movie and miniseries “The Bench” alongside noted character actor Jeff Doucette. 

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Brandino is Back With The New Experience featuring Robby Krieger from the Doors

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — BURBANK — It was cool for a summer night on Thursday, June 27th when bass master Brandino debuted his new quartet at the legendary Viva Rancho Cantina in Burbank. Viva is one of LA’s best kept secrets. It features two stages and world class musicians. Thursday night was no exception. This event was a long time coming for Kevin “Brandino” Brandon. Known for being Aretha Franklin’s road bass player for more than a decade, Brandino is on a come back mission after a recent health scare. Thursday night was all about Brandino. He wouldn’t have it any other way.

Brandino on bass

On guitar for this supergroup, known as the New Experience, was Robby Krieger of the Doors. Robby is a founding member of the Doors and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Dale Alexander plays drums for the New Experience. He has played with Prince and George Benson. Ed Roth plays keyboards and organ. Ed has a heavy jazz influence on the New Experience. Ed has played with many legends over the years.

Frsnklin Vanderbilt on drums with Brandino (R)
Dale Alexander (L) with Brandino (R)

The stage at Viva was set up with Brandino seated in the center of the stage. Robby was on Brandino’s left. Dale had his drum set near Brandino to his right and Ed Roth was on stage right. The glittering backdrop has a retro look. The band got right into it playing jazz and pop numbers. Each member took turns soloing. Brandino did a great bass solo that the crowd was really into. Robby soloed several times on guitar which was just fantastic. Ed Roth laid down a few of his epic keyboard solos and Dale had a solo as well. Dale’s real genius is his feel. He really holds down the rhythm without over doing it.

Robby Krieger with the New Experience. Photo by Dustin Brown

I was talking to a couple of Doors fans who had shown up in the hopes of hearing a few classics. They wouldn’t be disappointed. Several  notable guest musicians stopped by. Franklin Vanderbilt is Lenny Kravitz’ drummer and an amazing presence on drums. Franklin was really the standout guest of the night. I wanted to hear more from Franklin. Brandino paid his respects to the legendary Phil Chin who is Jeff Beck’s bass player. Phil played Brandino’s four string electric bass with actor Dennis Quaid singing on Riders of the Storm. Dennis did a soulful rendition of Riders with Robby playing his iconic guitar solo.

Phil Chen (L) with Robby Krieger (R)

Robby explained each song and its significance. The band kept get better as the night went on. Alternating between pop and jazz, it was a real treat to hear these legendary musicians playing together.

Dennis Quaid sang Riders on the Storm

This was the first show for the New Experience. It was a great night of music. Everyone who came out seemed to really enjoy the songs, the musicians and the whole night. We look forward to the next performance.

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A MULTICULTURAL EVENT DEDICATED TO LAS CATRINAS, AND THE AMAZING CULTURE THAT SURROUNDS IT BENEFITING ARTISTS FOR TRAUMA

Ramblers Media Production (R.M.P.) would like to cordially invite you to CATRINA the event on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at The Vortex at 2341 East Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles 90021.

A multicultural event dedicated to LAS CATRINAS, DAY OF THE DEAD and the amazing culture that surrounds it. CATRINA will feature 50+ vendors, themed art exhibit, live music, live body painting (CATRINA contest) and much more! This event benefits Artists for Trauma (AFT).

Natily Gonzalez, founder of Mobyarts and Laura T. Sharpe, Founder and President of Artists for Trauma

R.M.P. presents the highly anticipated Day of the Dead event in Los Angeles where they will bring awareness to the film CATRINA directed by Fernando Gaviria known for films Bad Boys II and produced by producer Danilo G. Santos.

Two-time Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas

Celebrities expected: Musical Guests, Two-Time Grammy Award-Winning Mariachi Divas, CNN Anchor Juan Carlos and Actor-Director Fernando Gaviria (Bad Boys 2, Catrina).

This event will be ALL AGES from 4-11pm with face painting and activities for kids. R.M.P. has partnered up with Artists for Trauma to create a spectacular one day event so they are able to continue their work. Face Painting, Live Painting, Live Portrait Sketching, Food, Drinks, PhotoBooth, Vendors and Altars.

“I’m thrilled and honored to host this esteemed event with such luminaries in the arts, media and entrepreneurship. “Catrina “ the movie is keeping the spirit alive by bringing traditional Day of the Dead elements,” said Natily Gonzalez, founder of Mobyarts. Gonzalez is also participating in the event.

‘Catrina’ the movie, celebrates the creative, enigmatic, “Las Catrina” who reflects the tradition of welcome, humor and comfort the Mexican culture has with death and their willingness to laugh at death itself. At AFT, we truly believe artistic expression gives one the positive ability to engage with transformation and reinvention following near death experience,” said Laura T. Sharpe, Founder and President of Artists for Trauma. 

EVENTBRITE TICKET LINK:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/catrina-the-event-los-angeles-june-22-registration-59275195706?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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Classiqu’ Era aligned with non profit Artists For Trauma

On Saturday, June 1st ,Classiqu’ Era and Artists For Trauma (AFT) aligned for a Soft Launch and Trunk Show for the Classiqu’ Era Collection!  Anne Devlin, Designer of Classiqu’ Era, has independently invited close colleague, Designer Monica Leigh, to take part in the celebration of launching their amazing collections together. Classiqu’ Era was delighted to announce its alignment with Charitable Foundation Artists For Trauma at a private residence in Century City. 

Designers Monica Leigh and Anne Devlin with AFT founder and President Laura T. Sharpe

VIPs in attendance were Anne Devlin, Founder of Classiqu’ Era, Inc., Monica Leigh Rodriguez, Founder and Creative Director of Monica Leigh, Laura T. Sharpe, President and Founder of Artists for Trauma and Christina Noonan, Senior Vice President of JLL Commercial Real Estate and Artists For Trauma Board Member.

Model Virginia wearing Classiqu’ Era gown

“What a lovely day!  A high-energy soft launch celebrating two great new fashion collections, and the partnership of Classiqu Era and Artists For Trauma. I am honored to be part of such a great team of women entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, we can make a positive difference!” said Anne Devlin.

Model Jhemma with designer Monica Leigh wearing one of Monica’s designs

“What an amazing event to share with Anne Devlin of Classiqu Era and Laura Sharpe of Artists for Trauma! The alignment of these two women and these two organizations has wonderful and far reaching impact into our world. I was delighted and touched to be a welcomed part of the day sharing a creative atmosphere of Fashion design and well being. Brava!” said Monica Leigh.

Designer Anne Devlin

“From the board room to the dining room to the ballroom, it was a grand day reflecting the intelligence of mindful design toward elegantly dressing the diverse sophisticated woman!” added Laura T. Sharpe.

Actress Vida G in a custom Monica Leigh jacket

About Classiqu’ Era:

Classiqu Era is a new dress company, dedicated to providing luxury, high quality dresses and gowns for executive and social women.  In answer to the desires of women everywhere, Anne Devlin, Founder and Designer, has created elegant, sophisticated work and cocktail styles that are neither too short nor too tight, and have sleeves!  The collection is sized 2-16, and is currently sold by special order, and in private showings.

More info at:

https://www.classiquera.com/

https://m.facebook.com/

https://www.instagram.com/classiquera

About Artists For Trauma:

Artists For Trauma is dedicated to enriching the lives of civilian and military trauma survivors through artistic expression and human connection. AFT partners with local to international non-profits, trauma hospitals, businesses, & individuals to best provide creative healing environments at no cost to the trauma survivor.

https://artistsfortrauma.org

https://www.facebook.com/ArtistsforTrauma/

https://twitter.com/Artists4Trauma

https://www.instagram.com/artistsfortrauma/

About Monica Leigh:

Monica Leigh is a newly launched luxury collection. Complete with evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and unique day to evening ensembles. Monica Leigh’s pieces are available as ready to wear order size 2 to 16 or custom order made to measure. Monica harkens upon the dark to light aesthetic, ethereal in nature, rejoicing in natural curves, color, and metallic treatments. Elegant and luxurious, for the discriminating fashion icon.

More about Monica Leigh:

https://monicaleigh.com/pages/our-story

https://twitter.com/MonicaLeighLA

https://www.instagram.com/monicaleighsvx/

Event Hashtags:

#womensfashion

#womensempowerment

#womeninbusiness

#aft #artistsfortrauma #whererecoveryisanart

#classiquera

#timelessluxuryforthemodernwoman

#MonicaLeighSVX

#Luxurylifestyle

#Luxury

#Fashion

MEDIA RSVP: Please RSVP to Joe Williamson at williamsonmgmt@gmail.com

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ThrillFlix Is A Brand New Entertaining Video On Demand Platform for Independent Movies

Last September, director Johan Vandewoestijne (Rabid Grannies, Engine Trouble, recently The brides and Detention amongst many others), DoP Luc de Buck (Content Management, Digitalisation and Subtitling) and Anton Zwijsen (actor and martial artist) were wondering how to prevent middlemen from taking away revenue from their motion pictures and how to generate revenue more quickly for independent films in general, in the fast-changing landscape of film distribution. They ended up making their own Video On Demand platform for independent films and it is accessible from this very day! ThrillFlix.com brings you lots of highly entertaining movies of all genres — including classics— at a subscription cost of €6,99 per month. This service is also available in the United States.

One of the first things to be understood, is that a movie does not necessarily need a theatrical release. Independent films, the so-called “indies” or “indie films, do not get a lot of opportunities anymore in the mainstream circuits dominated by the major theatrical groups such as Kinepolis or UGC. These major groups, quoted on the stock market, choose for big time blockbusters only. Small independent films do not stand a chance and because of the lack of financial means, they are not able to mount and finance a major advertising campaign. On top of that, the DVD market is in a free fall and Samsung recently decided to stop manufacturing Blu-ray players. DVD’s will probably hold out a bit longer, but certainly not as long as VHS did.

John Vandewoestijne

Therefore, the idea arose to examine how realistic it would be to create a Video on Demand platform. Months of preparation followed to check which video hosting provider could deliver the fastest streaming, what their terms and conditions were, how the website could be connected with the payment providers, etcetera.To gather this knowledge, Luc De Buck and Anton Zwijsen performed a gigantic task. Everyone had his specific tasks in the project. Anton was responsible for PR and Marketing, Luc for Content Management and Johan for Content Acquisition and Production. With his 38 years of experience in the movie industry, Johan knows exactly where to find both recent and classic films. He is also in charge of the production of “The ThrillFlix Show”.

LucdeBuck

At this moment, content deals have been signed with SGL Entertainment (California), Zeno Pictures (Belgium), Film and Media (Belgium), Filmchest (Connecticut), Belfilm (Belgium) and talks are in progress with Troma Inc. Filmchest is an American company where a huge amount of classics from the 1940’s to the 1980’s are being kept and restored.

Anton Zwijsen

Since the word is out, independent filmmakers are already offering their films to be seen on this much needed platform. They recently made a deal with Danish filmmaker Kim Sønderholm, and signed him up for 4 films including “Tour de Force”. Talks with other companies are ongoing and filmmakers, producers and distributors are welcome to get in touch with us. ThrillFlix will also produce their own movies.

Kim Sønderholm

ThrillFlix offers all sorts of films, from comedies to westerns, from thrillers to classics and from horror to Sci- Fi. They will not show short films, arthouse, and extreme underground stuff.

The accessible territories at this moment are the Benelux, The French European territories including the overseas regions, the German speaking territories in Europe, Malta, Ireland, Italy, Scandinavia and the entire African continent.

On a monthly basis a film magazine titled “The ThrillFlix Show” will be broadcasted online on ThrillFlix.com and on the ThrillFlix YouTube channel. The show will be hosted by actors Ignace Paepe, Rufus Six and Sharon Slosse.

A ThrillFlix subscription costs €6,99 per month. It is very easy to subscribe. One just has to follow the steps on https://www.ThrillFlix.com. On the catalog page, located at https://www.ThrillFlix.com/catalog, everyone can freely scroll through the films and watch all the trailers to see if ThrillFlix is for them. Everyone can try ThrillFlix for free for 7 days and the service can be cancelled at anytime.

Press Release15 May 2019 ThrillFlix.com info@thrillflix.com

            

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThrillFlix
Instagram: @ThrillFlix
Twitter: @ThrillFlix
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdZvTAhGcccxqk8vzHIDbMw

ThrillFlix.com

More info at info@thrillflix.com

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Classiqu’ Era aligns with non profit Artists For Trauma

Saturday, June 1st, Classiqu’ Era and Artists For Trauma (AFT) align for a Soft Launch and Trunk Show for the Classiqu’ Era Collection!  Anne Devlin, Designer of Classiqu’ Era, has independently invited close colleague, Designer Monica Leigh, to take part in the celebration of launching their collections together. Classiqu’ Era is delighted to announce its alignment with Charitable Foundation Artists For Trauma at a private residence in Century City.

Laura T. Sharpe and Anne Devlin

VIPs expected: Anne Devlin, Founder of Classiqu’ Era, Inc., Monica Leigh Rodriguez, Founder and Creative Director of Monica Leigh, Laura T. Sharpe, President and Founder of Artists for Trauma and Christina Noonan, Artists For Trauma Board Member and Entrepreneur.

Press check-in is 11:45am, the event hours are from 1:00 to 4:00 pm with models showcasing the new unveiling of the collections from 12:30 to 3:30pm. Valet parking will be available for guests. The attire for the event is daytime cocktail.

About Classiqu’ Era:

Classiqu Era is a new dress company, dedicated to providing luxury, high quality dresses and gowns for executive and social women.  In answer to the desires of women everywhere, Anne Devlin, Founder and Designer, has created elegant, sophisticated work and cocktail styles that are neither too short nor too tight, and have sleeves!  The collection is sized 2-16, and is currently sold by special order, and in private showings.

More info at:

https://www.classiquera.com/

https://www.facebook.com/classiquera/

https://www.instagram.com/classiquera

About Artists For Trauma:

Artists For Trauma is dedicated to enriching the lives of civilian and military trauma survivors through artistic expression and human connection. AFT partners with local to international non-profits, trauma hospitals, businesses, & individuals to best provide creative healing environments at no cost to the trauma survivor.

https://artistsfortrauma.org

https://www.facebook.com/ArtistsforTrauma/

https://twitter.com/Artists4Trauma

https://www.instagram.com/artistsfortrauma/

About Monica Leigh:

Monica Leigh is a newly launched luxury collection. Complete with evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and unique day to evening ensembles. Monica Leigh’s pieces are available as ready to wear order size 2 to 16 or custom order made to measure. Monica harkens upon the dark to light aesthetic, ethereal in nature, rejoicing in natural curves, color, and metallic treatments. Elegant and luxurious, for the discriminating fashion icon.

More about Monica Leigh:

https://monicaleigh.com/pages/our-story

https://twitter.com/MonicaLeighLA

https://www.instagram.com/monicaleighsvx/

Event Hashtags:

#womensfashion

#womensempowerment

#womeninbusiness

#aft #artistsfortrauma #whererecoveryisanart

#classiquera

#timelessluxuryforthemodernwoman

#MonicaLeighSVX

#Luxurylifestyle

#Luxury

#Fashion

MEDIA RSVP: Please RSVP to Joe Williamson at williamsonmgmt@gmail.com

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Beautiful Disaster and Artists For Trauma collaboration on the “Perfectly imperfect” Campaign

On May 9th, Beautiful Disaster and Artists For Trauma will launch their much anticipated collaboration on the “Perfectly Imperfect” campaign at the bucolic Lucky Dog Ranch in Ventura, California.  Female trauma survivors’ scars will be highlighted by Glitter Artist Alex from Work of Heart to celebrate their beauty. Photography from Wise by Nicole Photography with testimonies interviewed and filmed by Concrete Pictures.


A delicious lunch will be elegantly presented by Command Performance Catering of Moorpark, California. Sponsors for the event are Artists For Trauma, Beautiful Disaster and Lucky Dog Ranch.

This day will be about supporting women who have experienced physical and emotional trauma in their lives for a beautiful day of creativity, connectivity and community.

“Beautiful disaster and Artists for Trauma align their missions to celebrate that we are all perfectly imperfect,” said Laura T. Sharpe, Founder and President of Artists for Trauma and Christina DuVarney, Beautiful Disaster Clothing Owner.

About Beautiful Disaster:

With every fiber of clothing, it is the Beautiful Disaster mission to empower the Beautifully Broken, and Perfectly Imperfect.

More info about Beautiful Disaster: https://www.bdrocks.com/

fb: https://www.facebook.com/BeautifulDisasterClothing

IG: @beautifuldisasterclothing

About Artists for Trauma (AFT):

Artists For Trauma is dedicated to enriching the lives of both civilian and military trauma survivors through artistic expression and human connection.

More info about Artists for Trauma: https://artistsfortrauma.org/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/ArtistsforTrauma/?ref=br_rs

IG: @artistsfortrauma

Event Hashtags:

#art #healing #artishealing #trauma #survivor #recovery #tbi #amputee #spinalcordinjury #adaptive #adaptiveclothing #adaptivefashion
#fashion #fridayfeelgood #tgif #bdrocks #beautifuldisasterclothing #beautifuldisaster #artistsfortrauma #aft #whererecoveryisanart

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NIWAKA FINE JEWELRY ON THE RED CARPET

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — APRIL 23RD, 2019 — The Hollywood Press Corps got a chance to visit the headquarters of the Niwaka Corporation. They are one of Japan’s top high end jewelers and are world famous for having A-List celebrities don their jewlery on Hollywood’s hottest red carpets. Each Niwaka collection is carefully hand-fashioned using the finest materials by top craftsmen. Without question, Niwaka jewelry embodies the true essence of excellence. Showcasing a smooth, flawless finish, luxurious stones and bold designs, Niwaka’s jewelry is a collection of the finest red carpet curated pieces. Niwaka hopes that their collections express the power of nature and its beauty. Looking towards the future, Niwaka will continue to grow and move forward while remaining rooted in the rich culture and traditions of Kyoto. Known as the ancient capital of Japan, Kyoto remains one of the most historically important cities in the world. Kyoto is known for its beauty and dedication to preserving arts and culture. It’s fitting that Kyoto is also the birthplace of Niwaka Fine Jewelry. The flagship store in Kyoto is elegant and striking in its simplicity. Set in a wide, open layout with a purple tone, the store is chic and impressive. The staircase in the main lobby looks like a movie set. The refined space is suited for Niwaka’s brilliant and luxurious jewelry. Each piece is a luxurious work of art. From the home office in Kyoto to Hollywood’s top red carpets, Niwaka is the jewlery of choice for today’s top celebrities. The most recent awards season saw many top stars wearing Niwaka jewelry.

HOLLYWOOD, CA Jennifer Lopez attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards wearing NIWAKA earrings (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
JLo’s NIWAKA earnings from the 91st Academy Award
Jennifer Lopez’ earrings from the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscars After Party
A NIWAKA  ring Jennifer Lopez wore at the Vanity Fair Oscars After Party. This ring is from the Yaegasumi Collection

The Niwaka Kyoto Headquarters building was designed by the Ando Tadao Architecture Research Institute headed by Ando Tadao, one of Japan’s most influential architects. The modern design seeks to blend with the harmony of Kyoto’s traditional neighborhoods.

Emile Clarke on the red carpet at the 91st Acadamey Awards. Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images
A NIWAKA bracelet from the Karahana Collection worn by Emilia Clark at the 91st Academy Awards
Renka Collection – Earrings

At the most recent Acadamy Awards, Jennifer Lopez paired the yellow gold and diamond earrings from Niwaka’s Karahana collection with earrings made from pink gold, rose quartz and diamond earings Global super star Jennifer Lopez stunned in her mirror mosaic dress by Tom Ford. Amanda Seyfried wore Niwaka’s white gold and diamond earrings from the Kyokomichi collection and a white gold and diamond bracelet from the Hanaguruma collection. Emila Clarke stunned in her Balmain gown. Emila paired Niwaka’s white gold and diamond earrings from their Renka collection with a Karahana white gold and diamond bracelete and a Suiren white gold and diamond ring.

 

 

Amanda Seyfried attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
Amanda Seyfried’s earrings from the 2019 Vanity Fair party. These NIWAKA earrings are from the Kyokomichi Collection
Amanda Seyfried attends 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)
Amanda Seyfried’s NIWAKA bracelet at the Vanity Fair party from the Hanaguruma Collection

 

 

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Sister Act in Boyle Heights: Lots of Laughs & Fun

(HOLLYWOOD PRESS CORPS) — Boyle Heights, CA — On Friday, April 19th, the CASA 0101 Theater, TNH Productions, El Centro Del Pueblo and Riboli Family of  San Antonio Winery In Association with Behind The Mask Inc. had the opening night for SISTER ACT, the Musical. Directed by Rigo Tejeda, this Tony Award nominated show is based on the 1992 Touchstone Pictures hit film of the same name. Rigo told me that they stick to the script and don’t miss one word. Sister Act features music written by eight-time Academy Award winning composer, Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater. The Hollywood Press Corps had our top events photographer, Marie Gregorio-Oviedo at opening night.

Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield as Deloris Van Cartier . Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

This production is so much fun. The cast really seems to enjoy themeselves portraying these zanny charaters and singing their hearts out to Jesus. The jokes are funny, the cast members can sing, they can dance and its a great way to spend an evening. Director Rigo Tejeda said, “Our spirited production of SISTER ACT, the Musical, will bring joy and laughter to all who come to see the show. Our divine cast will raise the roof nightly and keep toes tapping as audiences witness nightclub singer, Deloris Van Cartier’s adventurous antics in her newfound home, a nunnery.”

Brianna Bonilla (Sister Mary Patrick) from Sister Act the Musical. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
(L to R) Matthew Noah (TJ) and Marco Infante (Curtis Jackson) . Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

Josefina López said, “This production also celebrates women, power, and sisterhood with a predominantly female cast and females in production positions as Musical Director, Choreographer, Costumer Designer and Set and Projections Designer.”

Marco Infante (of Studio City) as Curtis Jackson. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

SISTER ACT, the Musical, tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco nightclub diva, who witnesses a murder committed by her mobster boyfriend, Curtis Jackson, after which Deloris is placed in a witness protective program in a convent under the custody of the local police department. Comedy ensues as Deloris dons a nun’s habit to go undercover as “Sister Mary Clarence,” while attempting to acclimate herself into her new lifestyle in a convent. The production is a lot of fun and the actors all do a fine job of singing, telling this crazy story and creating a wonderful performance.

Samantha M. Lawrence as Sister Mary Robert. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Marco Infante  as Curtis Jackson. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

There were so many sponsors that help put this production together. CASA 0101 Theater’s sponsors include: The California Endowment, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The Herb Alpert Foundation, The City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department and The Parsons Foundation. This production of SISTER ACT, the Musical, is sponsored, in part by the Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery; Los Angeles Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Second District; Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, 1st District; California State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, District 24; Los Angeles City Councilmember José Huizar, 14th District; CASA Fina Restaurant & Cantina; and MASA of Echo Park Bakery & Café.

Caleb Green (of Santa Ana) as Eddie Souther. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

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Under the direction of Rigo Tejeda, Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield (of Sherman Oaks) leads the cast of 20 as (Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence). The cast also includes: Beverly Crain (of Los Angeles) as Mother Superior; Samantha M. Lawrence (of Glendale) as Sister Mary Robert; Omar Mata (of El Monte) as Monsignor O’Hara; Marco Infante (of Studio City) as Curtis Jackson; Caleb Green (of Santa Ana) as Eddie Souther; Matthew Noah (of Lincoln Heights) as TJ; Jason Biyo (of Los Angeles) as Joey; Gil Garcia (of Los Angeles) as Pablo; Dorrie Braun (of Pacific Palisades) as Sister Mary Lazarus; Brianna Bonilla (of Los Angeles) as Sister Mary Patrick; Sarah Garcia (of Los Angeles) as Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours;

(L to R) Gil Garcia (Pablo) and Jason Biyo (Joey) . Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
(L to R) Omar Mata (Monsignor O”Hara) and Beverly Crfain (Mother Superior). Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

Megan Frances (of Leimert Park) as Sister Mary Theresa; Chrissi Erickson (of Leimert Park) as Tina/Nun/Homeless/Fantasy Dancer); Laura Altenor (of Los Angeles) as Michelle/Nun/Homeless/Fantasy Dancer/Deloris Van Cartier Understudy);

Brianna Bonilla as Sister Mary Patrick (Front Row left) with Samantha M. Lawrence as Sister Mary Robert. (Front row right)Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

Michael Gallardo (of Los Angeles) as Ernie/Drag Queen/Ensemble/Homeless/Cab Driver/Fantasy Dancer/Altar Boy); Alejandro Lechuga (of Los Angeles) as Cop/Reporter/Ensemble/Homeless/Fantasy Dancer/Altar Boy); Shanelle Garcia (of Los Angeles) as Nun/Hooker; Daniela Santi (of Los Angeles) as Nun/Hooker/Homeless/Bar Waitress/Fantasy Dancer/Michelle Understudy); and Leilah Telon (of South Central) as Nun/Bar Patron/Homeless/Fantasy Dancer). Sebastian Gonzalez (of Boyle Heights) serves as Rehearsal Stand In, but is not in the show.

Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield as Sister Mary Clarence. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
(L to R) Leilah Telon (Nun) and Chrissi Erickson (Nun). Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

The production team for SISTER ACT, the Musical includes:Josefina López (of Silverlake) Founding Artistic Director, CASA 0101 Theater; Rigo Tejeda (of Whittier) Director of the Musical and Founding Artistic Director, TNH Productions; Abel Alvarado (of Silverlake) Producing Artistic Director, TNH Productions; Emmanuel Deleage (of Silverlake) Show Producer and Executive Director, CASA 0101 Theater; Edward Padilla (of Boyle Heights) Show Producer, Casting Director and Board President, CASA 0101 Theater; Conrado TerrazasCross (of Echo Park) Show Executive Producer and Chief Financial Officer for TNH Productions;

Dorrie Braun as Sister Mary Lazarus. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Beverly Crain as Mother Superior. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

Felipe Agredano (of Boyle Heights) Show Producer and Government Relations Director for TNH Productions; El Centro Del Pueblo, Show Producer; Gabrielle Maldonado (of Lakewood) Music Director; Tania Possick (of Los Angeles) Choreographer; Effy Yang (of Los Angeles) Set and Projections Designer; Kevin Vasquez (of Los Angeles) Lighting Designer; Joshua Cardenas (of Los Angeles) Sound Designer;

Omar Mata (of El Monte) as Monsignor O’Hara. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
Jacquelin Lorraine Schofield as Deloris Van Cartier. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

Marielena Covarrubias (of Whittier) Costumer Designer; Sujey Gonzalez (of Los Angeles) Wardrobe Supervisor; Angel Estrada (of Los Angeles) Prop Master; Jerry A. Blackburn (of Winnetka) Production Stage Manager; Genesis Miramontes (of Los Angeles) Production Assistant to Production Stage Manager; Andrew Ortega (of Los Angeles) Stage Manager; JP (John Paul) Torres (of Los Angeles) Assistant Stage Manager; Hiram Lopez (of Whittier) Sound Mixer; Dazhane Semus (of Los Angeles) Stagehand; Vincent A. Sanchez (of Commerce) CASA 0101 Technical Director and Facilities Manager; Mark Kraus (of Boyle Heights) CASA 0101 Theater Development Director and Anaith Indjeian (of Los Angeles) Pre-Production Photographer and CASA 0101 Theater Administrator.

Caleb Green (of Santa Ana) as Eddie Souther. Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo
(L to R) Mathew Noah (TJ), Marco Infante (Curtis Jackson), Gil Garcia (Pablo) and Jason Biyo (Joey) . Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

 

(L to R) Matthew Noah (TJ), Marco Infate (Curtis Jackson) . Photo by Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

 

Sister Act has a five-week run from April 19th – May 19th 2019.  The performance schedule is Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 4:00 p.m. There will be no performance on Saturday, May 18th at 2:00 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 818.263.7684 or buy online at www.casa0101.org.  This musical is a lot of fun.  Please come out to Boyle Heights to support local theater and have a few laughs.

Dustin Brown

Dustin Brown

I am the Senior Editor at HollywoodPressCorps.com.

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